WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) legislation to fight crime using digital evidence led to the prosecution of dozens of child exploitation cases throughout Northeast Texas since it was signed into law by President Donald Trump last year.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) recognized Angela and Samuel Coston of Texarkana, Texas last week as the 2018 Angels in Adoption honorees for Texas’ 4th District.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) voted today for the passage of the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018 (H.R. 6760) in the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) invited high school sophomores and juniors in Texas’ 4th District today to apply for the 2018-2019 Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). This marks the third year of the program.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on the release of the Trump administration’s National Cyber Strategy:
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) Advancing Cybersecurity Diagnostics and Mitigation Act was introduced today by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in the U.S. Senate.
The legislation would codify the Cybersecurity Diagnostics Mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help federal agencies update and improve their cyber posture.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) bill to codify the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) passed the U.S. House of Representatives today without opposition.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Joel Abraham, Jestina George, Lane Pounds and Jamie Warren today for their successful completion of congressional internships in his Rockwall district office this summer.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Robert Tipps, Zachary Belew and Chance Farmer today for their successful completion of a congressional internship in his Sherman district office this summer.
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Harrison Benefield, William Humphrey, and Mayten Lumpkin today for their successful completion of a congressional internship in his Texarkana district office this summer.
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IT’S NO SECRET that the federal government is way behind the private sector when it comes to modernization and technology.
When we’re constantly bombarded by headlines about major, worldwide national security threats — such as those posed by ISIS or a nuclear North Korea — it can be easy to overlook other, far-less-obvious threats we face on a daily basis on our own soil.
In today’s digital age, nearly every service imaginable is available through a couple of quick clicks on an app or a website. We can order food or groceries right to our doorsteps, we can call a ride to the airport, or we can pay for a parking spot — all within seconds.
In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it’s nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity.
It's always inspiring when communities across the United States come together on Veterans Day to express our nation's gratitude for the brave men and women who've selflessly fought to defend our freedom.
In a world where cyber hackers can compromise the electrical grids of entire cities or steal millions of people’s highly sensitive personal information in a matter of seconds, it’s critical that our law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to deal with these threats as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's heroes had died while waiting to receive care. With their names buried on secret waiting lists, it became evident that the VA system was more concerned about protecting the bureaucracy than caring for our veterans.
Unlike the shows you may see on TV, in today’s age of rapidly developing technology, it’s not always a drop of blood or a strand of hair that solves the crime.
A little over 15 years ago, the horrific events of 9/11 sent a clear signal to the world that the threats posed by radical Islamist extremism reach every corner of the globe. This tragedy that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people marked the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was a moment and a day none of us will ever forget.
The Congressional Art Competition, themed “An Artistic Discovery”, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Mr. Ratcliffe is extremely impressed with the quality of artwork his office received this year, and he is so proud of the talented youth in our district.
H.R. 3490, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2015, is a much-needed bill that will help law enforcement fight back against increasingly sophisticated cyber crimes